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Feral Interactive have pushed out another Mad Max [Steam, Feral Store] patch for the Vulkan Beta, they claim to have improved Vulkan further, so I took a look.

First up, here's their changelog from the release notes:
Quote
  • Fix for performance issue in kernel 4.9+ with lower core/hyperthread count. Previously this could be worked around with Steam offline mode.
  • Improved Vulkan performance, particularly in Tyrant's Lash
  • Added game version and graphics API to benchmark results
  • AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 is now out and resolves the darker rendering issue

They also note an issue they are keeping an eye on:
QuoteVarious crashes with NVIDIA 381.09 Beta on Pascal GPUs


I did another round of benchmarks, this time focused solely on this beta vs the old beta for Vulkan performance.

Vulkan New Vulkan Old Camp - Hollow Point, Beta 11/04/17Antergos Linux, 1080p, i7 5960x, 980ti NormalHighVery High Vulkan New 266Vulkan Old 241Vulkan Old 171Vulkan New 164Vulkan New 142Vulkan Old 136 266241171164142136 054108162216270 Average FPS

Vulkan New Vulkan Old Stronghold – Tyrant’s Lash, Beta 11/04/17Antergos Linux, 1080p, i7 5960x, 980ti NormalHighVery High Vulkan New 94Vulkan Old 77Vulkan New 82Vulkan Old 70Vulkan New 70Vulkan Old 60 947782707060 01938577695 Average FPS

Vulkan New Vulkan Old Cutscene - Hope, Glory, and Dog is Dead, Beta 11/04/17Antergos Linux, 1080p, i7 5960x, 980ti NormalHighVery High Vulkan New 262Vulkan Old 253Vulkan Old 161Vulkan New 156Vulkan New 137Vulkan Old 135 262253161156137135 053106159212265 Average FPS

Vulkan New Vulkan Old Cutscene – Landmover, Beta 11/04/17Antergos Linux, 1080p, i7 5960x, 980ti NormalHighVery High Vulkan New 293Vulkan Old 277Vulkan Old 180Vulkan New 175Vulkan Old 155Vulkan New 155 293277180175155155 059118177236295 Average FPS


Just as they said, Tyrant’s Lash has improved for me on every setting quite clearly there. The others are a bit hit and miss, but any that might seem like a regression are quite probably noise at around 5FPS each time, whereas the increases are double that and more.
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Skiski 11 April 2017 at 4:36 pm UTC
I've tried it and it works great. I was only able to play the game in offline mode, but now, it works great even if I'm online. It's nice because that means I can get more scraps and Steam will finally count the number of hours I've spent on this game. Because for the moment, the count is only of 3h, but I know I've spent around 20 or 30 hours. I really like this game.

Thanks Feral for your awesome port.
MaCroX95 11 April 2017 at 4:49 pm UTC
It's great that we, who had trouble with those drops that are not supposed to be there are now able to play the game without the offline mode with all the achievements and steam overlay.

But what I am really even happier to see is that Feral is putting efforts into improving the overall Vulkan performance and I have no doubt that when Feral gets a good grip on Vulkan, we will have the ports of outstanding performance, perhaps even on par or better than Windows which would actually make the users of other operating systems to keep an eye on linux and its' gaming capabilities.

Great job and keep making penguins happy Feral Interactive!
natewardawg 11 April 2017 at 5:19 pm UTC
Tyrant's Lash seems to be a very ideal test for Vulkan as it seems to be completely CPU bound. I was comparing with another person (I believe on the other Mad Max article) who had the same GPU (GTX 960), but I have an i7-6700K CPU and he had an old AMD FX chip. He was getting something very low, like 30 FPS or something like that, and I was getting somewhere around 80 FPS. Again, exact same GPU. Even my laptop with a GTX 860M was beating his framerate due to it having a better CPU even though the GTX 960 is about 3x better than an 860M.
fabry92 11 April 2017 at 5:35 pm UTC
Sry why steamos isn't supported? I can't run serious Sam vulkan too
STiAT 11 April 2017 at 6:34 pm UTC
Still didn't find the time to compile mesa-git. Weekend...
1xok 11 April 2017 at 7:23 pm UTC
QuoteThe default configuration will not allow you to move the camera with the right pad while any other button is being used, including movement with the stick. This is a big problem for a game like this to not be able to move the camera while doing anything, so I highly recommend changing it to “Mouse Joystick”.

See https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/mad-max-released-for-linux-port-report-and-review-available.8368

This is the main reason why I don't get into this game until now. “Mouse Joystick” isn't nice. As a work around I have additionally configured the the gyro as mouse. But this is also not an optimal solution.

Any ideas?


Last edited by 1xok at 11 April 2017 at 7:26 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
Skiski 11 April 2017 at 7:33 pm UTC
I have spent 20 or 30 hours into the game and I've never noticed this problem. I'll try to see if this "bug" is still there. I usually use RT to accelerate and I can turn the camera at the same time and it's not a problem.
vickop 11 April 2017 at 7:40 pm UTC
PixelPi
QuoteThe default configuration will not allow you to move the camera with the right pad while any other button is being used, including movement with the stick. This is a big problem for a game like this to not be able to move the camera while doing anything, so I highly recommend changing it to “Mouse Joystick”.

See https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/mad-max-released-for-linux-port-report-and-review-available.8368

This is the main reason why I don't get into this game until now. “Mouse Joystick” isn't nice. As a work around I have additionally configured the the gyro as mouse. But this is also not an optimal solution.

Any ideas?

I had the same issue. I've fixed it using Steam Controller Configuration available on "Community Configurations" that works well.


Last edited by vickop at 11 April 2017 at 7:41 pm UTC. Edited 2 times.
Skiski 11 April 2017 at 8:20 pm UTC
Just to add a precision, I use an xbox360 wired controller and it works perfectly.
Ardje 11 April 2017 at 8:20 pm UTC
fabry92Sry why steamos isn't supported? I can't run serious Sam vulkan too
For now I can't run *any* vulkan based game on my steam machine. I even upgraded to steamos beta.
Hmmm, wondering if it has anything to do with big picture....
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